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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 20, 2008 11:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Michael McDonald with the Dead

Chillin' at the Frost and lo and behold my mind was blown to find out that Michael McDonald was sitting in the with boys to sing a Doobie Brothers' outtake entitled Far From Me. I know the boys would never allow such dreck to grace one of their releases (and this is apparently years before he did bad Motown covers), so how did this happpen?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 20, 2008 11:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead


David: I gotta tell you something. I'm really excited about it. Uh, for the first time, today, I woke up, I came to the store, and I - I feel confident to say to you that if you don't take this Michael McDonald DVD - that you've been playing for two years straight - off, I'm going to kill everyone in the store and put a bullet in my brain!

Paula: David, what do you suggest we play?

David: I don't care. Anything! I would rather - I would rather watch "Beautician And The Beast". I would rather listen to Fran Drescher for eight hours than have to listen to Michael McDonald. Nothin' against him, but if I hear "Yah Mo B There" one more time, "Yah Mo" burn this place to the ground.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 20, 2008 12:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

SDH, what's that from? 40 year old virgin? I can't remember

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 20, 2008 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

Yes, one of my guilty pleasures, I must admit. That sophmoric humor kills me.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 20, 2008 12:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

Oh hell, I confess, I like the Doobie Brothers and I like What a Fool Believes...

I shall wait in the appointed place in a quiet and dignified manner for Hollow and Tell to strip me of my privileges.

(Damn, this is going to sting ...)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 20, 2008 12:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

No worries. I too admit enjoying some of the Doobie's music (mostly Pre-McDonald stuff, but even some of the later material). Hell, I admit that there is some "pop" material in general out there that does catch my ear from time to time. Sorry, a good hook is a good hook no matter what form it takes.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 20, 2008 12:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

Not me - if the masses like it, I run away. I am so alternative that when Einsturzende Neubauten started reaching a wider audience, I immediately destroyed my copies of their music and devoted myself exclusively to listening to Throbbing Gristle.

But is it ok if I still like Tom Petty?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 20, 2008 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

It starts w/ Petty, then its a mere hop, skip and a jump to Debbie Gibson. Thin ice, very thin ice.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 20, 2008 12:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

I know - check out my hero:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAS4ltt7DzI

But I still agree with Pat Metheny...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 20, 2008 12:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

What is this, confessional night? I like Tom Petty as well.
And I won't back down, no I won't back down...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 20, 2008 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

Can't stand McDonald. In fact, I'm a HUGE Steely Dan fan and I'm not ashamed of it but I find their last two ( of the originals ) to be my least favorite. Not just because McDonald is on them but somehow I hold him partially to blame.

Hey are both of you REALLY into Petty? I've never been a huge fan but I have allways respected him for " keepin it real". Anyway, I have this killer aud from 2006 or 2007 ( cant remember ) Bonneroo w/ none other than Stevie Nicks too. Fantastic show. Let me know if interested.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 20, 2008 2:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

I was at the roo show - it's 2006.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 20, 2008 3:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

dang! I'd love to go to one of those. Even with all the Rainbow types. Did you catch Petty's set?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 20, 2008 4:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

Yes (and special access due to oysterhead tag along). He was good. I was excited about Radiohead, but they failed to slay me. Highlight of the weekend for me was Dr John's return as the Night Tripper late set with Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk following (with Skerik). Saw lots of great stuff - Betty Lavette, Bill Frissell, etc. HUMID as hell and things got tough with crowds, lack of sleep, party favors, etc. If not for the "glamour boy" tagalong, not sure it would have been as much fun...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 20, 2008 2:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

Yes its true - I really do like Tom Petty. I went to see him at the Hammersmith Odeon in London just after the first album - which would be about 77 I guess. He's not been so 'essential' in studio terms these past few years but he's sure produced some some stuff in the past that won't leave my rotation anytime soon - and from what I've heard he still pretty much cuts it live. So yes, very much interested in your AUD, man!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 20, 2008 2:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

This is the period I first saw him - with Joe Ely opening and then playing with them (musta notta gotta lotta)

But at rob's venue (a few years after the first tour over yonder):

http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/dt/tom-petty-and-the-heartbreakers-concert/20050911-8112.html

I'm not REALLY in to him, but I've seen him many times, and he always delivers a good show. There's probably a reason Dylan, Harrison and Orbison worked with him (other than MTV popularity)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 20, 2008 2:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

You forgot Jeff Lynne. An oversight surely ...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 20, 2008 2:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

No. Not a big ELO guy. But I do like his fro....

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 20, 2008 3:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

LOL! With the beard and glasses, man he out did Claptons look in his Cream days.

I'm not an ELO fan either. Never got it. Can you imagine what it must have been like for Petty playing with THOSE guys? That's like a kid growing up and playing with Mickey Mantle or whatever childhood hero of anyone's choice.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 20, 2008 12:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

Wasn't it a something of a kick in the head when you discovered that old Skunk Baxter was working for the Pentagon?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10480407/

(I thought this vid was on youtube but I couldn't find it there. Apologies for the commercials.)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 20, 2008 12:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

Yep. Seen him interviewed and talked about how he was approached by folks. Then again, it seems those wacky brits have a deadhead in charge of intelligence...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 20, 2008 1:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

Yes indeed. For those who need reminding:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/new-spy-chief-is-the-ultimate-deadhead-400574.html

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 20, 2008 12:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

Holy crap. This I did not know. Very cool in a creepy kind of way.

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Poster: bowen Date: Feb 20, 2008 6:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

I've always thought of Brent's voice as a sort of "Michael McDonald meets Bob Seger", but you gotta admit the guy sang his ass off and could really bring the funk on the keys when he was inspired enough to.

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Poster: blacklakelight Date: Feb 21, 2008 7:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead


Interesting so many here dislike McDonald. I, too, dislike McDonald, and it irks me when he pops up in the chorus of Steely Dan songs. Especially "Peg." Some of the earlier Doobs was okay, I guess, for that "good time rock'n'roll." Always liked that song "Eyes of Silver."

Who remembers this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDuW2rgbsD4

Fantastic. A whole show about getting Roj to pull his head out of his ass.

bong bong bong
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwjSJ3__jVY

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 20, 2008 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

LOL! That was the poor mans Michael McDonald remember? Oh great, now I'm going to get flamed for this and you are the one who started this.

Hey, don't forget 10-9-82.The tasty comapanion to this one.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 20, 2008 11:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

Pre-emptive strike against the flamers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTUruCv4Qi4&feature=related

Lighten up, Francis

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Poster: patkelley Date: Feb 20, 2008 12:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

I'm obviously missing something here. What the hell are you people talking about with Michael McDonald and "Stripes?"

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Poster: buscameby Date: Feb 20, 2008 2:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

I still have nightmares about a week I spent in LA staying with a friend of mine who lived behind Universal Ampatheatre.

The Doobie Brothers with "you know who" as lead singer was doing a week at UA. Every nite about the time we were headin to bed the band broke into "Minute by Minute by minute by minute" over and over and over and over and over, that voice repeating again and again and again.

Believe me it was worse than you can imagine.............. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh

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Poster: Out_To_Lunch Date: Feb 20, 2008 3:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

During the invasion of Panama, Army Psy-Ops broadcast 'China grove' on an endless loop to flush Noriega out from his hidey-hole. After his surrender, the master tape was smuggled out of the country by briggands and disappeared. Tapers have long considered it the Holy Grail.

Many years later it was discovered in an auctioned steamer chest belonging to Betty Cantor Jackson. Excerpts were used by several radio stations to fill in the slots between Car Dealer commercials. Brain washed people bought automobiles in such record numbers it lead to todays "credit crisis" and pitched the world economy into recession.

It is rumored that the master reel was picked up on the Black Market by millionaire Steve Fossett. However, the Army - realizing that they had to contain the awesome threat posed by this weapon - shot down Fossettes' plane as he attempted to deliver it Bill Gates Microsoft head quarters. Several heavily redacted Army memos indicate it was to be incorporated into Microsoft's Vista operating system. The wreckage of his plane has never been found.

Michael McDonald is an obsoleced delivery system ... it's China Grove that must be feared.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 20, 2008 4:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

Never, in the field of human/internet interaction, has a poster had so apt a screenname.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 21, 2008 7:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

I'll second that; but it was damn entertaining...How do folks come up with this shit?

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Feb 21, 2008 9:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Michael McDonald with the Dead

I had to crack a smile too...but there was something familiar about it...Betty Cantor?...Microsoft?...ah yes!
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=93123

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 20, 2008 3:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What about Winwood?

Have to admit, though having heard of it, I had never had the chance to listen to it, BUT 11-16-70, F East, in which Winwood sits in for a number of tunes, is a great one...far surpasses the shows with FMac or with Janis. He shows what a really amazing keyboard player could bring to the boys...that comes from one that loves TC, but if you have a chance to hear this, take it...

Thanks Arb...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 20, 2008 3:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What about Winwood?

Steve Winwood sat in with the Grateful Dead? Now that, my friend, was worth staying up for. I shall turn my attention to that show in the a.m. without fail. Thank you, Master Tell!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 20, 2008 5:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What about Winwood?

8 days away from a certain show with him and EC....(actually 5, but I go the last night to see the old farts)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 20, 2008 4:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What about Winwood?

Only wish he had done more vocally...but, it is "here" as I just checked. If you want it, say the word and I can send it along...

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